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In advance of submissions opening for our fifteenth issue, our editor shines a light on what kind of writing we’ll be looking out for.
A young girl discovers that she has a unique and supernatural gift in Jane Wright's transfixing short story. Illustrated by Matthew Brazier.
A light-footed poem by Max Wallis, addressing the day following a break up and the importance of the wallowing period. Illustrated by Peter Locke.
Zelda Chappel's short poem, taken from her debut collection entitled The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat, whispers with elegance, yearning and fragility.
Barry Charman's short story leads us to the infamous wall of skulls and the old woman who lives in its secretive shadow. Illustrated by Bradley Jay.
Entries are now being accepted for this year's V&A Illustration Awards, celebrating the best illustration published over the last twelve months.
A poem of youth, memory and the reinterpretation of the past. Penned by Claire Booker and first published in our twelfth issue on the theme of Time.
A poem by Katherine Venn, inspired in part by Old Testament prophecies about God replacing people’s hearts. Illustrated by Joey Guidone.
Judged by former US Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, enter for the chance to win publication by smith|doorstop, a share of £2,000 cash and much more.
Catherine Wong's flash fiction piece tells of a blind man's struggle to deal with the newfound miracle of sight. Illustrated by Bee Johnson.
Read the first two chapters from Andrew Michael Hurley's eerie debut novel, set in a wild and dangerous length of English coastline known as the Loney.
A short but sweet poem by Mary Hayward, inspired by a return to the derelict farm where she grew up. Illustrated by Tim Laing.
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Adena Graham's heart-rending short story drops us into the lives of a devoted couple who grow increasingly dependent on their collection of memory jars.